Ola Maxine Elliott Estep, 76, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her residence.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Niles B. and Verna Faye Grindstaff Elliott.
Maxine was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She received her RN degree from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and retired from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center after 38 years of service. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women Club and a member of the Sycamore Chapter #163 Order of Eastern Star.
Maxine was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Victory Sunday School Class and served in the church choir for a number of years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Paul E. Estep, who died September 25, 2011.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Estep Wright and husband Jeff and Jill Estep Cooper and husband Arthur, all of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Chris Wright, Jordan Wright and Whitney Wright; two great-grandchildren, Camden Wright and Gracie Wright; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Nilene Hopkins, Johnson City; three brothers-in-law, George Estep Jr., Lee Edwin Estep and wife Gay, all of Elizabethton, and Huey Estep and wife Lydia, Arcadia, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Johnie Estep, Elizabethton; and her special friends who assisted her with her care and never left her side, Nancy White, Corine Phillips, Lois Persinger and Kathleen Glover.
The funeral service for Mrs. Estep will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Greer and the Rev. Jimmy Hawk officiating. Music will be provided by the Grace Baptist Church Choir led by Debbie Gouge. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Chris Hughes and the Rev. Richard Estep officiating. Active pallbearers will be Gary Grindstaff, Jonathan Grindstaff, Mike Hodge, Christopher Hawk, Tim Hawk, Todd Hawk, Keith Johnson and Ricky Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be the Victory Sunday School Class and members of Grace Baptist Church, the staff of Memorial Funeral Chapel, co-workers from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and the Board of Directors and employees of Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Amedisys Hospice, Judy Vines and Sharon Clawson. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at her residence. Condolences to the Estep family may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.